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2023/04/21 | Stuttgart | Press Release

Fourth quarterfinal at the 46th Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

Iga Swiatek vs Karolina Pliskova

Stuttgart. On the schedule today at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix are the quarterfinals. The day’s fourth singles will see the current world No. 1 Iga Swiatek from Poland take on Karolina Pliskova. The Czech topped the rankings in 2017. Did you know that...
...Iga Swiatek is ahead 1-0 in the head-to-heads with Karolina Pliskova? Their only previous encounter came in the final of the WTA 1000 tournament in Rome in 2021 when Swiatek ran out a convincing 6-0, 6-0 winner.
...Karolina Pliskova (16) and Iga Swiatek (12) are the players with the most WTA tournament wins at the 46th Porsche Tennis Grand Prix?
...Iga Swiatek has successfully defended a title twice in the past? The Pole won twice in succession in Rome (2021 and 2022) and in Doha (2022 and 2023). She is in with a chance of performing the feat for the third time at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix .
...Karolina Pliskova is appearing for the seventh time – in a row – at the long-standing Stuttgart tournament? She secured herself the winner’s car in 2018.
...Iga Swiatek has won five of her 12 career titles on clay?
...Karolina Pliskova has beaten a No. 1 twice in her career? In 2016, she knocked Serena Williams out of the US Open, two years later she defeated Simona Halep in Madrid.
...Iga Swiatek has already won 38 times against Top 20 players?
...Karolina Pliskova has celebrated three of her 16 tournament wins on clay? In addition to the success in Stuttgart (2018), she also won the crowns in Prague (2015) and Rome (2019).
...Iga Swiatek has only lost two of her 19 quarterfinal matches? She suffered both losses on clay – at the 2021 French Open (Maria Sakkari) and 2022 in Warsaw (Caroline Garcia).
...Karolina Pliskova has already appeared twice in a Grand Slam final? She lost to the Porsche Brand Ambassador Angelique Kerber in the 2016 US Open and then Ashleigh Barty was too strong for her in Wimbledon in 2021.
...Iga Swiatek has been the world No. 1 for 55 weeks? Only eleven players have been top of the rankings for longer.
...Iga Swiatek has won five WTA tournaments on clay? She triumphed twice at the French Open (2020 and 2022), twice at the WTA 1000 in Rome (2021 and 2022) and once at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix (2021).

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Fourth quarterfinal at the 46th Porsche Tennis Grand Prix - Iga Swiatek vs Karolina Pliskova